This book provides clear, concise answers to the following questions:
What is it for one event to cause another?
Under what conditions are causal claims warranted?
What are the different kinds of causation?
Does knowledge of physical law presuppose knowledge of instances of causation, or is it the other way around?
What is the relationship between counterfactual knowledge and causal knowledge?
Is it true, as it is so often alleged to be, that discovery and justification are categorically distinct?
What are the merits, if any, of Hume's analysis of causation?
What is the solution to the Raven Paradox?
What is the difference between statistical and explanatory probability?
What is probabilistic causation and why must its existence be granted?
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one of the two or three best philosophy books
I've already listened to it three times. there is so much there
the main one.
he actually kept it light.
impressed by the author's intellect
if you read one philosophy book (or listen to one such book), make this one
Beyond all belief brilliant
The most thorough, clear, and insightful book on causality known to me.
The Analysis of Matter by Bertrand Russell, because Causation by K. compares favorably.
He didn't understand the material and his sentences were therefore off.
That there is such a thing as probabilistic causation.
The author is an absolute genius.